DLA Piper announced today that Drew Baldinger has joined the firm’s Corporate practice and Energy sector as a partner in the Houston office.

Focusing on the energy sector, Baldinger represents investors, developers, financial institutions, contractors, electric utilities, and exploration and production companies in the development, construction, operation, acquisition, divestiture, and debt and equity financing of domestic and international oil and gas and power projects. He also has extensive experience in renewable energy, including solar, wind and geothermal generation projects.

”Drew’s deep experience and specialized skill set in corporate transactions, particularly within the robust energy market in Texas, will translate to exciting opportunities with energy and renewables projects,” said John Gilluly, regional managing partner of DLA Piper’s Texas offices. ”He’s a tremendous talent who will strengthen, deepen and diversify our domestic and international corporate and energy practices.”

Baldinger is the fourth addition to DLA Piper’s Corporate practice in Houston this year, preceded by Chris Schaeper, Tony Newton and Arty Howard.

”Drew’s arrival underscores our continued effort to build a leading energy practice in the Americas that serves our global clients,” said Bob Gruendel, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Energy sector. ”Specifically, he will be a significant asset in complex joint ventures and M&A transactions across various energy sectors.”

Baldinger joins DLA Piper from Andrews Kurth LLP. He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas.

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